Demand-side response towards optimizing energy and infrastructure usages in the electricity supply market: smart grid tools

Kamel, Fouad and Kist, Alexander A. and Marwan, Marwan (2010) Demand-side response towards optimizing energy and infrastructure usages in the electricity supply market: smart grid tools. In: Fusion Solutions: Challenges and Innovations, 26-27 May 2010, Townsville, Australia.

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Abstract

The presented scheme allows electricity users to make use of the continuous and simultaneous information communicated to them on the internet by the Australian Energy Market Operator enabling them to be acting on controlling, deferring or curtailing own demand by using computer-controlled switches. This technique is applicable in Eastern and Southern Australia where the electricity market is managed by the Australian Energy Market Operator. Coordinated strategies shall help improved use of electricity power plants and pertinent infrastructure besides an integrated use of different energy sources. The study illustrates further the importance of the plant capacity factor (PCF) showing how that electrical generators operating at a PCF less than the unity (less than 8760 hour/year) are as a matter of a fact producing quite expensive energy. The study suggests extending the scheme to integrate electrical supply systems in other energy sectors, such as in hybrid transport, helping thus substantially improving the PCF of the whole electricity system. The scheme is inherently restricted to take effect only in frame of tariff regimes made to encourage and reward conscious users being proactively participating in holistic energy management strategies.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evdience of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Fouad Kamel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2010 03:05
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrical energy generation; electricity distribution; peak demand; plant capacity factor electricity supplier; electricity user; demand side response; smart grid
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850601 Energy Services and Utilities
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8591

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